As the world has seen cancer treatments and the evolution of treatments over the years, new hopes have emerged to eliminate all forms of cancer. Here are six game-changing technologies for cancer treatment and even prevention.
Here are some technologies that will help transform cancer care in the future.
The liquid-biopsy test is a simple blood test that provides a snapshot of the genetic makeup of a patient’s tumour. This can offer critical information to guide treatment decisions, such as whether a patient will respond to a particular therapy.
The CAR T cells
This technology involves taking immune cells from the patient, modifying them in the lab, and then processing them back into the patient to attack cancer cells. Early data indicate that it has been effective for patients with leukaemia who had failed other treatments.
Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLI)
FLI is an emerging technology that can identify cancer cells in real-time during surgery, enabling surgeons to remove all tumour tissue without relying on second-opinion pathologists.
Treatment using microbes
Researchers are learning how to harness the power of microbes in our bodies like viruses, bacteria, and fungi to treat cancer. Microbes are being reprogrammed to target and kill tumours while sparing healthy cells.
Multiparametric-magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI)
The mp-MRI is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy, and diffusion techniques to visualize tumour heterogeneity, including tissue viability and inflammation.
Artificial intelligence (AI)
AI can quickly analyze information and spot patterns that humans could miss. It is already being used to detect breast cancer in mammograms and lung cancer in chest X-rays.
With so many promising technologies emerging to treat and diagnose the disease, cancer patients will have more choices to manage their disease in the coming years. Reach out to Prolife Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Pune for more information.
About Dr. Sumit Shah
Dr. Sumit Shah is the Founder of Prolife Cancer Centre & Research Institute which provides the most comprehensive and integrated Cancer Treatment under one roof. He is the Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic surgeon. He has pursued a super speciality course at the Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Res. Institute, Kolkata, and being awarded as the Best Outgoing Cancer Surgeon from this Institute. Dr. Shah is one of the few Cancer Specialists in Pune who possess this recognized degree in Surgical Oncology.